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Official OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available from Sprint

Bold 9650 OS
By Adam Zeis on 16 Dec 2010 01:09 pm EST

We saw the same OS version release for both the Curve 8530 and Tour 9630 in the last few weeks, so it was kind of expected that this one was on the way. OS is now officially available for the Bold 9650 from Sprint. It's not an official OS 6, but we all love a fresh OS. Be sure to jump into the forums and report back with your findings. Download from the link below.

Download OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9650
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Come on sprint,stop being a grinch.


I'm getting the feeling that we won't see the official OS 6 until mid 2011. Sprint is always light years behind.


Actually, sprint is usually one of the first carriers to have an os available. If you wanna bet THAT far behind try verizon. lol.

Alpha Omega

When i had my 8330 on Sprint they were always behind, even verizon.


One would certainly think with this JUST becoming official that 6.0 is going to be a while.


Will this work on Verizon??


Yes it will, you just need to delete the vendor.xml file


IMO, crap like this is pushing even the most loyal Blackberry fans away from the platform.

Alpha Omega

It's not RIM's fault its the service providers. RIM provides the OS to the service provider. It's up to the service provider when to release after there testing of the OS on that device. It would be nice to get 1 massive OS release, but that will not happened cause RIM has so many different devices on so many networks.



.333 is solid enough to be released officially and from what I hear .413 is lurking out there and it is ready for an official release. Instead sprint wastes our time with this?

Dear Sprint/Verizon and whoever else carries the 9650, we don't want to see another OS from you unless it has the numbers '6.0'


I disagree. .333 has been way buggier than .280 ever was, and I wouldn't want to see it released officially.


.333 is crap. I need to reboot 4 times a day and my battery life is horrendous. This official 5.0 is disheartening.


I don't need to reboot at all. 333 does it for me. A lot. At the same times EVERY day...


This is madness! I say the official release 6.0 will no longer be giving until next year 2011. I sure hope a leak is on its way and elighten my bb 9650 lol


My husband will be happy to see this (as he doesn't plan on upgrading to 6.0 until an official release) but this makes me grumpy. I'm really tired of the random reboots, especially while using the camera, on .333. Getting ready to downgrade to .280 because at least that one was pretty stable on my phone.


In 333, when I close the camera, I frequently get a Device Error white screen and reboot. Also, some of my pictures have errors in them where very noticeable colored lines appear like there was an error in writing the files or something. I can't wait for the next 6.0 build


I get the Device Error problem too, but I haven't had the pictures screw up on me. :/ How awful, I'm sorry you have to deal with that.


I got OS 6 on my Bold 9650.


Is there n e way for me to get OS 6 on my bold 9650? Or r u just special and cool like that?


Absurb this is! I bought the 9650 because I knew it would run OS6. Sprint needs to get it together! I'm tired of Blackberry fans being put on the backburner. Behind droid and windows phones. There's still a huge blackberry following and it's about time its realized.


Im on Blackberry fan that is not on the backburner. :)


I didnt get it from any vendor. I got off a Leak from some website..


you need to make your way over to www.driphter.com, they have OS.6 hybrids and they work perfectly


Agreed! I'm running Willyboy 8.3, and it is much more stable than .333 was for me. If you are into hybrids and having nagging issues with .333, it's worth a look!


Dunno what to think. OS6 and its leaks did not impress me like I hoped it would. It seemed like it took a lot more steps to do anything that I could have done with OS5 quicker. I am in no rush for OS6 now and may play around with this one for awhile. For all those waiting for OS6 , new phones will be out by the time that comes out so just get the new phone and have the latest and greatest :-)


Hopefully this will stop the random reboots that i've been having with the previous OS


A step backward. Just because its "fresh".


I had radio dropping issues on the last release. I think this current release fixed that problem.


333 has worKed great on both my 9650's.. Best phone I've had....


.333 was great but everytime i updated service books i had to reload my old os5 books. Bummed! Oh well, I cant write an OS so i'll wait!